Women Public Speakers in the United States, 1800-1925: A Bio-Critical Sourcebook


This biographical dictionary, the first of two companion volumes, gives new recognition to early women orators--those who spoke despite efforts to silence them. Following Campbell's introductory chapter, the volume provides extensive entries on 37 key orators. Subjects include suffragists, the first lawyers, ministers, physicians, labor organizers, newspaper editors and publishers, historians, educators, even soldiers. Each entry provides brief biographical information, then focuses on the woman's public life in discourse. Each entry includes an analysis of the subject's rhetoric and information on primary sources, critical works, key rhetorical documents, and selected sources of historical and biographical information. The work is fully indexed.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Fran Hassencahl
  • Kathleen L. Barry
  • Mary M. Roberts
  • Warren L. Lashley
  • E. Claire Jerry
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1993


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